HAIFA, Israel, December 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today, that its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC ("Elbit Systems of America"), purchased from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products ("GDATP") its holdings in UAS Dynamics, LLC ("UAS Dynamics"), a joint venture established by Elbit Systems of America and GDATP to provide unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS") to the U.S. market, thus making Elbit Systems of America the sole owner of UAS Dynamics. UAS Dynamics will become part of Elbit Systems of America's Unmanned Systems business unit, which is responsible for both airborne and seaborne unmanned systems.
Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, stated: "The integration of UAS Dynamics with Elbit Systems of America's Unmanned Systems business unit will enable us to pursue opportunities associated with unmanned technologies and capabilities across multiple domains, and we will continue to look for opportunities to provide U.S. warfighters with innovative solutions that meet their diverse mission needs."
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios.-The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services.
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Joseph Gaspar, Executive VP & CFO
Dalia Rosen, VP, Head of Corporate Communications
Elbit Systems Ltd.
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